The new Skogsta bench from IKEA is an ideal width and height for a narrow console table that can double up as extra seating when required. The bench was assembled and then a 5 cm layer of foam was glued on top. Using a leather like fabric, I upholstered the bench to provide a wipeable surface and interesting texture. The bench provided very comfortable seating for 3 adults over Christmas dinner thanks to the thick foam!
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